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Mount Vernon Dairy Queen Closes for Unknown Reasons

By Sarah Lehr

The Dairy Queen Grill & Chill at 1600 Coshocton Ave. in Mount Vernon closed recently. Employees of restaurants and stores near the Dairy Queen do not seem to know why it closed, and there is some confusion as to exactly when it closed. It was still open on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 15.

Nate Overholt, the division director of the Knox County Health Department said, “I actually do not know why [it closed]. That was kind of a surprise to us as well. We did not suspend their license or anything. It was nothing on our end.”

As of Wednesday, Oct. 19, no one was answering the restaurant’s phone and employees could not be reached for comment. Also as of Oct. 19, the restaurant’s website ( indicated that the restaurant is closed, but did not explain why or whether it would reopen.

“I think it’s really sad, not only for my own selfish reasons, because I love ice cream, but it’s also really sad to see a business go down,” Asha McAllister ’15 said. “I hope it’s a renovation or something and that it reopens.”

“I guess it’s going to be a calm winter, because there won’t be any blizzards,” Matthew Super ’15 said.

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